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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies

Mission

  • The Learning Technologies Team supports the application of technology for the enhancement of learning, teaching, engagement, and assessment. Learning Technologies support student growth through the integration of technology, multimedia resources, networks and communication systems.


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Contacts

Kevin Crotchett
Director of Learning Technologies
(503)916-3164
Melissa Lim
Technology Integration Specialist
(503)916-3030
Cat Nostrand
Technology Integration Specialist
(503)916-3029

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Announcements

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  • YouTube Brand Accounts

    Early on in the summer, Google announced that YouTube’s Brand accounts would no longer be available for Primary/Secondary Education domains. They stated that all accounts which had an associated Brand account attached would need to Export the data. On July 10, 2019 Google stopped use of Brand Accounts for users of G Suite for Education accounts and this means that anyone who has a Brand Account with a G Suite for Education user would find that their Brand Account was "suspended" as of that date. This is not a PPS change, this is a change from Google. Here's a link to a video of how this issue was resolved with a student account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqwKt2sTjCo
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  • Digital Resources in PPS

    Visit the Digital Resources In PPS website to find digital resources and Chrome apps/extensions that have been reviewed for PPS use and purchase. Note that some applications may have district licensing, a master contract, require individual school purchase, or may be free. Resource descriptions and grade level recommendations are copied from product websites, user input, and Common Sense Education. Feedback welcome at learningtech@pps.net.
  • Student Chrome Extensions Turned Off

    Please share with your staff that based on data and privacy concerns, as well as teacher feedback from last year, PPS students are no longer able to install their own Chrome extensions. All extensions and apps for student use will be reviewed for compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which requires that K-12 schools and libraries in the United States use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content.

    If teachers OR students would like to submit extensions or apps for review, please fill out the following form at pps.net/chromeext. Completed requests should be processed within 7-10 business days. If you cannot install your extension after then, please contact the Learning Technologies Team, learningtech@pps.net.